Smartphone Robbery

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr in the KCBS Studio.

KCBS In Depth: SFPD Chief Greg Suhr Talks About Use Of Force, Pedestrian Accidents & Smartphone Robberies

The San Francisco Police Department is facing harsh criticism from some in the San Francisco’s Mission District community over the shooting death by officers of 28-year-old Alejandro Nieto in Bernal Hill Park last March and his family is preparing to sue the city. KCBS’ Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro spoke with Police Chief Greg Suhr about Nieto’s shooting which he said is a tragedy but that the officers were justified using deadly force.

04/21/2014

Surveillance video shows a group of thieves stealing a woman’s iPhone on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

Smartphone Robberies Send Crime In San Francisco To 5-Year High

Crime is at five-year high in San Francisco and according to police, the increase of smartphone robberies is largely responsible.

11/29/2013

Dennis Ballard

App Leads Police To Suspect In Santa Cruz Smartphone Robbery

A robbery victim in Santa Cruz used a smartphone app Thursday to help police track a stolen phone to a man who was walking out of a donut shop with the phone beeping in his pocket.

09/07/2013

Web site image of San Francisco-based Craigslist.

Man Assaulted, Robbed In San Francisco After Responding To Craigslist Ad For A Smartphone

A man was assaulted and had his watch stolen in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood on Monday night after trying to arrange the purchase of a smartphone through Craigslist.

08/27/2013

Ernest Evans, Edwin Tobie

SF Police Arrest Suspects In Smartphone Robberies

Two suspects were arrested for allegedly working together in two separate smartphone robberies Thursday in San Francisco

04/06/2013

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